Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Depressed Dog Gets The Best Surprise Of A LifeTime.

Instinct

Instinct

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Most people don't realize how they can affect animals. Take Maverick, for example. He was totally affected by the decisions his owners made. It didn't take long for people to notice that he was acting like a completely different dog. In fact, he was extremely depressed and refused to make eye contact. He was no longer peppy and cheerful either. But when he was led out of his kennel, he had no idea how much things would change.

The Dog Who Had Everything

The Dog Who Had Everything

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Maverick had a nice life with a good home, and he was very happy. However, he wasn't a young puppy anymore, but that didn't matter. He was happy and it showed and he had a loving family. However, he hadn't realized that his life was going to change drastically. Out of the blue, the life he had known would be taken from him. And all it took was one walk for things to take a dramatic turn.

Aging Can Be Really Tough

Aging Can Be Really Tough

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As Maverick got older, his owners saw a change in him. He wasn't the happy go-lucky dog they knew and loved. They also knew that as the dog got older, he would suffer from health complications. This made them wonder whether or not they were ready or even willing to handle an elderly Alsatian. But then, something happened, which forced the family to make a life-altering decision that affected Maverick.

The Deciding Factor

The Deciding Factor

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One day, his owners started asking themselves what it would take to look after an aging dog, but what they learned was quite overwhelming. They discovered that cancer and incontinence were pretty common on aging German Shepherds. The treatment for cancer alone would be a financial burden for the entire family. So, they made a choice, but they had no idea how badly it was going to affect Maverick's life and behavior.

Maverick Lost His Family

Maverick Lost His Family

Maverick's owners realized that their dog just wasn't as happy as he used to be, so they decided to get rid of him. Suddenly, Maverick's entire life had been radically changed. The warm, loving home he was once a part of had been replaced by a cold kennel. It was too much for a dog like Maverick to accept. At first, he seemed okay. But things took a turn for the worse when he started to experience separation anxiety.

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